Hornby Festival 2016
July 28th to August 6th

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The Opening Reception is on Thursday July 28th
Five Farm Concerts – Fri July 29th to Tues August 2nd.
Four Hornby Hall Events – Wed August 3rd to Sat August 6th.
Throughout the Festival – Art in Unusual Places, Classical Kids, Festival live on Hornby Radio, Children's Concerts and so much more throughout the Festival

One more off-season concert – Don't miss it!

The off-season is just about over, just one last concert on the May Long Weekend.

Saturday, May 21 Marleyn-Bertoli Duo – BUY TICKETS

Marleyn Bertoli Duo

Cellist PAUL MARLEYN tours regularly in North America, Europe and Asia. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras throughout Canada and in Europe, and is a frequent participant in summer festivals across the world. The Artistic Director of Winnipeg’s Agassiz Chamber Music Festival since 2000, and the International Cello Festival of Canada since 2011, Paul is professor of cello at the University of Ottawa.


Pianist MAURO BERTOLI was born in Italy, He won the Giuseppe Sinopoli Award, a prestigious Italian prize. He has performed for important Festivals and in major concert halls throughout Europe, North America, Israel, Brazil and China. Besides focusing on his solo career, Mauro is an active chamber musician. He is currently Associate Piano Professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON.


Video Samples
Paul Marleyn and Mauro Bertoli play L. van Beethoven: Piano and Cello sonata n.3, op.69, mvt.1
Duo Marleyn-Bertoli, A. Glazounov: The Minstrel's Song/Le Chant du Ménéstrel, Op. 71

The Evenings Program
"The Four Elements - Earth, Air, Fire and Water"

Glazounov - Chant du Menestrel
Respighi - Adagio con Variazione

Granados - Allegro da concierto (piano solo)
Kodaly - Sonata for solo cello - Allegro maestoso


Saint-Saens - The Swan
Schumann - Three Fantasy Pieces

Chopin - Introduction and Polonaise Brillante op.3
Astor Piazzolla - Le Grand Tango


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Established in 1982...

... the Hornby Festival has grown into an acclaimed 10-day event. Our programming includes classical, jazz, world beat and traditional genres of music, modern dance, childrens' programming, theatre and spoken word. Join us for Festival 2016 as we continue to bring leading and innovative world class artists to our stages.

This 10-day world-class event has been named one of the top five festivals in Canada (Aeroplan Magazine) and one of the top 5 cultural events in BC (Macleans). We enjoy stunning performances against the beautiful backdrop of the mountains, ocean and rolling hayfields at Olsen Farm and at Hornby Island's charming Community Hall.

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Time-lapse video of the stage being set up for 2009 festival.

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